Re: Can't get a Linux 3.6-rc zImage smaller than 2MB
On Tue, Sep 11, 2012 at 9:46 PM, Maciej Soltysiak <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Was anyone successful in getting a 3.6-rc5 kernel zImage smaller than 2MB?
> I'm trying to fit this onto SS4000-e and I've been failing desperately
> for the last couple of days.
isn't there a parameter which allows you to select the modules that
go into an initrd? hmmm.... /etc/initramfs-tools/initramfs.conf -
also it looks like you can specify COMPRESS=xz which, assuming you've
enabled xz compression in the linux kernel, would give you a bit more
also are you using busybox? again, that would likely save some
space, esp. if you compiled it specially and *only* with the actual
functions you need.
send a link to a file online where the list of files is, in the
initrd - it will help check what's going on here.
.... but, just for a laugh please do tell me the size of the kernel
you've got. i remember doing 2.4.24 kernels and they were only 600k.
we converted to 2.6.8 or thereabouts and that *immediately* shot up to
900k (exactly the same config options). hilarious. not.